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NJIT Dirt…

I have heard from a great source that NJIT head coach Brian Kennedy will add Stephen Sauers to his staff as an assistant coach. Sauers would replace Kevin Driscoll who became an assistant coach at Loyola University Maryland back on June 26th. Sauers was a longtime assistant at Marist (1990-2004), and also spent time as

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OFFICIAL: Jeff Rafferty Named Assistant Coach at NJIT

Back on 5/16, HoopDirt.com mentioned that former Delaware assistant Jeff Rafferty would be hired as an assistant at NJIT. It has now been made official… Veteran men’s basketball assistant coach Jeff Rafferty is changing locations from Newark, Delaware, to Newark, NJ, as he joins the NJIT men’s basketball coaching staff after serving nine years at

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Daily Dirt – 5/16/16

Some things that I’ve heard… It sounds like Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm will elevate Neill Berry to assistant coach as a replacement for T.J. Otzelberger (became the head coach at South Dakota State). Last season was Berry’s first at Iowa State in the role of Special Assistant to the Head Coach. He previously

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Daily Dirt – 4/13/16

Today’s dirt… Yesterday, we posted an assistant job that was open at Sam Houston State. I have now learned it’s open because Omar Lowery will be departing to join the staff at Milwaukee.  He is a Wisconsin native who graduated from Concordia (WI). Lowery has also been a DI assistant at San Jose State, Cal Poly, and

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Daily Dirt – 4/12/16

Here are some things that I’ve heard… The search at NJIT is moving a bit slowly. I have heard that current NJIT assistant Brian Kennedy is the leader to replace Jim Engles, but the administration is kicking the tires on a few other candidates. Most expect Kennedy to get the job, but I’ve seen stranger

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OFFICIAL: Jim Engles Named Head Basketball Coach at Columbia

Columbia University has hired 2015 Metropolitan and Mid-Major Coach of the Year Jim Engles to be the 23rd head coach in the 116-year history of its men’s basketball program, Director of Athletics and Intercollegiate Athletics Peter Pilling announced. “Today is an exciting day for Columbia Athletics and our men’s basketball program,” said Pilling. “Jim Engles

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CONFIRMED: NJIT’s Jim Engles to Columbia

After hearing the rumors swirl over the past 48-hours, HoopDirt.com can now confirm that NJIT’s Jim Engles will become the next basketball coach at Columbia.  He will replace Kyle Smith who became the head coach at San Francisco earlier this week. Engles took over as the head coach at NJIT in 2009-09 – the program’s

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